The first table below looks at the demand for SQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the South Wales region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 116 71 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.71% 17.19% 22.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.79% 60.68% 68.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 50 74
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £300 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.25 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 - £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 - £13.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
224 117 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 36.13% 28.33% 32.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 84 92
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £20.13 £55.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.40% +131.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £55.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.68 £55.00 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
Wales

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +1 69 £300 +4.34% 24
Newport +6 30 £450 +5.88% 1
Torfaen - 5 £375 - 2
Bridgend - 2 £400 - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
SQL
Wales

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL.

1 60 (31.25%) Java
2 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
3 47 (24.48%) XML
4 41 (21.35%) Oracle
5 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 40 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 39 (20.31%) Finance
7 38 (19.79%) Spring
8 37 (19.27%) HTML
8 37 (19.27%) Web Services
9 33 (17.19%) Windows
9 33 (17.19%) Relational Database
10 31 (16.15%) TDD
11 30 (15.63%) SC Cleared
12 29 (15.10%) UNIX
13 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
14 25 (13.02%) Scrum
15 24 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (12.50%) SOAP
15 24 (12.50%) Selenium
16 23 (11.98%) BDD
16 23 (11.98%) Maven
17 22 (11.46%) .NET
18 20 (10.42%) CSS
18 20 (10.42%) Hibernate
19 19 (9.90%) Banking
19 19 (9.90%) Ant
19 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
20 18 (9.38%) J2EE

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (7.29%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.77%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.25%) FileNet
4 9 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.65%) Apache
6 7 (3.65%) CMS
6 7 (3.65%) Lync
7 6 (3.13%) IIS
8 5 (2.60%) SAS
8 5 (2.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.56%) OpenROAD
9 3 (1.56%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.52%) Liferay
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.13%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) SPSS
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) FastStats
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (7.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.52%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.65%) SaaS
3 3 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.65%) 2G
1 7 (3.65%) 3G
1 7 (3.65%) 4G
2 5 (2.60%) Internet
3 4 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.08%) VPN
4 3 (1.56%) DNS
4 3 (1.56%) SSL
4 3 (1.56%) SAN
4 3 (1.56%) HTTP
4 3 (1.56%) DHCP
5 1 (0.52%) FTP
5 1 (0.52%) L2TP
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (0.52%) Network Security
5 1 (0.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 33 (17.19%) Relational Database
3 24 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
5 18 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (8.33%) MySQL
8 14 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (5.21%) MongoDB
11 7 (3.65%) Ingres
11 7 (3.65%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (2.60%) Data Mining
13 4 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (2.08%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.56%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.56%) MS Access
15 2 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (12.50%) Selenium
2 23 (11.98%) Maven
3 19 (9.90%) Ant
4 18 (9.38%) Subversion
5 16 (8.33%) Apache Ivy
6 15 (7.81%) JUnit
7 12 (6.25%) JIRA
8 10 (5.21%) SoapUI
9 9 (4.69%) eggPlant
10 8 (4.17%) LoadRunner
10 8 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (3.65%) Eclipse
11 7 (3.65%) Toad
12 6 (3.13%) Visual Studio
12 6 (3.13%) Git (software)
13 5 (2.60%) Jenkins
13 5 (2.60%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.56%) Cucumber
14 3 (1.56%) Hudson
14 3 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 39 (20.31%) Finance
2 19 (9.90%) Banking
3 7 (3.65%) Retail
3 7 (3.65%) Legal
3 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (46.88%) Developer
2 43 (22.40%) Java Developer
3 40 (20.83%) Analyst
4 14 (7.29%) DBA
5 13 (6.77%) Data Analyst
5 13 (6.77%) SQL DBA
6 10 (5.21%) Perl Developer
7 9 (4.69%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.17%) C++ Developer
8 8 (4.17%) Administrator
9 7 (3.65%) QA Leader
10 6 (3.13%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.13%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.13%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) MI Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) Lead Business Analyst
12 4 (2.08%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.08%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.08%) Consultant
12 4 (2.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (24.48%) XML
2 38 (19.79%) Spring
3 37 (19.27%) Web Services
3 37 (19.27%) HTML
4 24 (12.50%) SOAP
5 22 (11.46%) .NET
6 20 (10.42%) CSS
6 20 (10.42%) Hibernate
7 18 (9.38%) J2EE
8 17 (8.85%) Struts
8 17 (8.85%) XSLT
9 16 (8.33%) ASP.NET
10 15 (7.81%) REST
11 13 (6.77%) RESTful
12 12 (6.25%) MyBatis
12 12 (6.25%) Java SE
13 10 (5.21%) jQuery
13 10 (5.21%) Mojolicious
14 9 (4.69%) OAuth
15 8 (4.17%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.65%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (3.65%) Visualisation
2 7 (3.65%) Handset
3 6 (3.13%) Statistics
4 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.56%) GIS
5 3 (1.56%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.56%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.56%) iSeries
5 3 (1.56%) Economics
6 2 (1.04%) Data Conversion
6 2 (1.04%) Replication
6 2 (1.04%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.19%) Windows
2 29 (15.10%) UNIX
3 18 (9.38%) Linux
4 11 (5.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.21%) AIX
6 9 (4.69%) Windows 7
7 7 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.04%) Solaris
8 2 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.04%) OS/400
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (16.15%) TDD
3 25 (13.02%) Scrum
4 23 (11.98%) BDD
5 18 (9.38%) UML
5 18 (9.38%) OO
6 15 (7.81%) CRM
6 15 (7.81%) Software Engineering
7 13 (6.77%) Test Automation
7 13 (6.77%) Workflow
8 11 (5.73%) RAD
9 9 (4.69%) SOA
9 9 (4.69%) Migration
9 9 (4.69%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (4.69%) Automated Testing
10 8 (4.17%) Manual Testing
10 8 (4.17%) Document Management
11 7 (3.65%) Data Analysis
11 7 (3.65%) MVC
11 7 (3.65%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.25%) Java
2 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 16 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 15 (7.81%) C#
5 10 (5.21%) Perl
5 10 (5.21%) Scala
6 9 (4.69%) VBA
7 8 (4.17%) C++
8 6 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.13%) VB
9 5 (2.60%) VC++
10 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
10 4 (2.08%) C
11 3 (1.56%) XPath
11 3 (1.56%) Groovy
11 3 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.56%) VBScript
11 3 (1.56%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.56%) XQuery
11 3 (1.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 40 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.17%) MCITP
5 6 (3.13%) MCDBA
6 5 (2.60%) Degree
7 4 (2.08%) ISEB
7 4 (2.08%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.04%) MCTS
8 2 (1.04%) MCSE
8 2 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.04%) UAG
4 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.73%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.08%) SCCM
2 4 (2.08%) Kibana
3 3 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.56%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.04%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (21.35%) Oracle
2 40 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.33%) IBM
4 13 (6.77%) Red Gate
5 11 (5.73%) HP
6 7 (3.65%) Apple
6 7 (3.65%) Sun
7 5 (2.60%) Sitecore
7 5 (2.60%) VMware
7 5 (2.60%) Teradata
8 4 (2.08%) JBoss
9 3 (1.56%) McAfee
10 2 (1.04%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.04%) Remedy
11 1 (0.52%) Northgate
11 1 (0.52%) Capita
11 1 (0.52%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.52%) SAP
11 1 (0.52%) Sybase
11 1 (0.52%) Cisco
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Newport
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bridgend
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago